and my “top tips” got really long and rambly (surprise!) so here’s the list, just in case anyone else wants to know how i go about finding therapists. which at the moment hasn’t been super fruitful, but whatever. hope and whatnot.
important disclaimer: i have met with 7 therapists and 2 psychiatrists in the last 6 years, and out of those ONE was a good one that i stuck with.
so—i don’t know if that makes me more or less informed on how to find a therapist, but that’s my track record.
Some pretty awesome tips, for those not having luck and/or feeling discouraged.
It took me going through around 6 different therapists/psychiatrists to find a good fit, 4 different clinics/offices in the last 4 years. Some of it had to do with insurance conflicts and funds, but most of it had to do with the fucking “professionals” I had to go through before finding a the right fit.
The place I’m at now is covered by my insurance (thanks to ~OBAMACARE~ for extending coverage for me under my dad’s plan for a few extra years) and for the first time, I actually feel like I’m getting the help I need.
If you are in need, and capable - reach out.